Planet

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A planet is a celestial body orbiting a star.1 Golarion belongs to a solar system of eleven planets that rotate around the same star, called the Sun. There were once thirteen planets in the solar system, but a historic cataclysm destroyed two planets and left a massive cloud of debris now called the Diaspora.2 While the planets are all located in relatively close proximity to one another in the scope of the Universe, these planets and their inhabitants are as varied as one could imagine.3

Interplanetary travel

Travel between planets is generally accomplished via magical gates which are thought to exist throughout the solar system. These gates are either heavily guarded by their owners or protectors, or else are forgotten in some distant corner.4

Known planets in Golarion's solar system

A diagram of Golarion's solar system. Click the image to enlarge it.

The eleven existing planets, in order from the sun, are:

  1. Aballon, the Horse
  2. Castrovel, the Green Planet
  3. Golarion, the Child
  4. Akiton, the Red Planet
  5. Verces, the Line
  6. Eox, the Dead Planet
  7. Triaxus, the Wanderer
  8. Liavara, the Dreamer
  9. Bretheda, the Cradle
  10. Apostae, the Messenger
  11. Aucturn, the Stranger

The planets whose destruction created the Diaspora were:5

Other planets

In addition to the planets of Golarion's solar system, there are other planets known to scholars:

References

  1. Planet, Wikipedia.
  2. James L. Sutter. “Into the Black” in Children of the Void, 50. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. James L. Sutter. “Into the Black” in Children of the Void, 48. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 209. Paizo Inc., 2011
  5. James L. Sutter. “Chapter 1: The Solar System” in Distant Worlds, 24. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Neil Spicer. “Fires of Creation” in Fires of Creation, 7. Paizo Inc., 2014
  7. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 4, 141. Paizo Inc., 2013
  8. Amber Stewart, et al. Nightshade” in Undead Revisited, 38. Paizo Inc., 2011
  9. Brandon Hodge. “Rasputin Must Die!” in Rasputin Must Die!, 7–8. Paizo Inc., 2013
  10. Mark Garringer, et al. “Bestiary” in Fires of Creation, 82. Paizo Inc., 2014
  11. Jason Nelson & Sean K Reynolds. “Bestiary” in The Frozen Stars, 85. Paizo Inc., 2013